Software

Can Linux speed in-car systems?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
The auto industry is exploring open-source operating systems such as Linux more seriously than ever, hoping that sharing the work and making code available to all will lead to more rapid development cycles, lower costs and happier drivers....
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Execs find big fish to fry in small pond

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Executives moving out of top managerial posts at carmakers are finding a nice place to land these days in the industry's high-potential digital marketing world....
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Software systems cut wait times -- if they talk

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Software vendors are helping dealers in the quest for faster vehicle transactions when they are not tripping over each other....
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Canada's auto suppliers showcase connected crossover

9:11 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Canada's Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association, aiming to spotlight the country's supplier community and technology capabilities, unveiled an advanced connected vehicle Wednesday at its annual conference in Windsor, Ontario....
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Chrysler gives Jeep Cherokee 9-speed another reset

May 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Chrysler Group continues to tweak the software that operates the complex nine-speed automatic transmissions it will use to power all of its front-wheel-drive-based vehicles, including the Jeep Cherokee....
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Jeep 9-speed needs a reset again

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Chrysler Group continues to tweak the software that operates the complex nine-speed automatic transmissions it will use to power all of its front-wheel-drive-based vehicles. A new software recalibration covers more than 100,000 Jeep Cherokees built before May 5 to address continuing issues with the way some of the nine-speeds shift gears....
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DealerSocket, Vista Equity Partners in investment talks

2:48 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
The owners of DealerSocket, a leading provider of customer-retention software to dealerships, are in investment talks with Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with a minority stake in Reynolds and Reynolds....
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BlackBerry determined to maintain lead in connected-car technology

March 27, 2014 13:48 CET
BlackBerry says it's determined to keep its lead in connected-car software, even though its share of the global smartphone market has tumbled below 1 percent, crushed by rivals Apple and Google....
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Toyota to recall 1.9 million Prius models to update software

Feb. 12, 2014 10:37 CET
Toyota will recall more than half of the Prius vehicles ever sold to fix a software glitch in the car's hybrid system that may cause some parts to overheat, potentially causing the cars to slow down or stop completely....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Software -- the new battleground

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system. It is a big change -- and a potential saving -- for an industry used to spending heavily to revamp aging models....
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Software -- the new battleground

Jan. 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers, taking cues from gadget makers such as Apple, are developing cars to receive software updates that include new tools or even improve fuel efficiency, much in the way an iPad gets new capabilities with each successive operating system....
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Reynolds and Reynolds acquires software firm XtreamService

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Dealer software giant Reynolds and Reynolds purchased XtreamService, a niche maker of customer retention software that helps dealers determine prospects who can buy new cars for the same or lower monthly payments as the vehicles they are driving....
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Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days....
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Panasonic's goals for infotainment: Easy to use, rich with content

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Panasonic Corp. is the world's largest supplier of automotive infotainment, according to a survey by consultant IHS Automotive, with infotainment revenues estimated at $4 billion last year....
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Ford: Acquisition will help speed connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Ford Motor Co. has big plans for Livio, a developer of in-vehicle connectivity software....
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Ford buys small U.S. software startup to bolster 'connected car' offerings

Sept. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
Ford has bought a small software company in a bid to beef up its in-car connectivity offerings and win over younger and more affluent customers....
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Ford buys small software startup to bolster 'connected car' offerings

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Ford has bought a five-year-old software company for less than $10 million in a move the automaker hopes will beef up its in-car connectivity that is critical to winning over younger, more affluent buyers....
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